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    Posted: December/21/2004 at 12:04



Trijicon has been in the night sight business since 1981. They were the first company to obtain United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing, which allowed exempt distribution of sights separate from a gun. Because Trijicon self-luminous iron sighs contain tritium (an isotope of hydrogen) they are licensed by the NRC for distribution to persons exempt from the requirements of a license. That means that customers -including handgun manufacturers, wholesale distributors, dealers or end users, do not need special licenses to purchase Trijicon products.


1981- Armson OEG introduced.


1983- The first tritium-illuminated gun sight exempt -licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission legally available for sale in stores.


1985- The first tritium-illuminated iron sights for handguns available in stores.


1987- Introduction of the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG®).


1988 - Trijicon iron sights adopted by the FBI on the SIG automatic pistol.


1989 - Trijicon products in service in Operation Just Cause in Panama.


1990-91 - Extensive use of Trijicon sights in Operation Desert Storm.


1992 - ACOG 3.5x35 developed and introduced with the Bindon Aiming Concept.


1993 - ACOG 3.5x35 adopted by German GSG9 SWAT on SIG 550.


1995 - ACOG 4x32 adopted by the U.S. Special Forces for their M4 carbines.


1996 - The Trijicon Reflex Sight adopted by the U.S. Special Forces for the SOPMOD M4 Carbine kit.


1998 - The Trijicon AccuPoint® 3-9x40 dual-illuminated riflescope introduced to hunters.


2000 - Introduction of AccuPoint .2.5-4x24 safari model riflescope.


2002 - Introduction of TriPower ® tactical sight with the industry's first triple-illuminated reticle.


2004 - The ACOG TA31RCO, based on the TA31F, becomes the first-ever official Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) of the United States Marine Corps.


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